China cultural centre set to celebrate ‘2023 Happy Chinese New Year’ festival

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Pak-China friendship to expand into all domains of life, grow further: Xing Lijun

Zubair Qureshi

The bond of friendship between Pakistan and China will grow further and expand into all domains of life. These views were expressed by Mr Xing Lijun, Second Secretary, the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan on Tuesday during a briefing for the Pakistani media about “2023 Happy Chinese New Year” festival and upcoming events in connection with celebration of Chinese Spring Festival. He also highlighted the Pak China Cultural exchange programs with Pakistani journalists community.

Xing Lijun informed that the year 2023 would be a year of Rabbit as per Chinese Lunar calendar. Xing said the cultural bonds existing between the two nations is strong enough to support our everlasting friendship. He said the cultural office of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China and China Cultural Center in Pakistan would comprehensively utilize all the resources to showcase the Chinese history, culture and tourism will continue to make relentless efforts for a new chapter of China-Pakistan friendship.

Zheng, Director General, the International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, vice-president and secretary-general of the China International Culture Association; Zhao Cong, head of China National Traditional Orchestra, and well-known pianist Lang Lang, cultural ambassador of the 2023 Happy Chinese New Year also attended the conference, introducing the 2023 Happy Chinese New Year activities. Gao said the Happy Chinese New Year, an annual brand activity held to celebrate Spring Festival, has taken off in recent years and is increasingly becoming an important platform for China to share Chinese culture with people from all over the world. The 2023 Happy Chinese New Year will be guided by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and hosted by China International Culture Association. Various online and offline activities, including music concerts, temple fairs and parades, will cover the globe. The press conference also released the mascot of 2023 Happy Chinese New Year. As the coming Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rabbit, the mascot, designed by Central Academy of Fine Arts, is a cute rabbit with long ears based on the shape of a lucky bag. China will be celebrating 2023 traditional Chinese New Year, generally known as “Chinese Spring Festival” on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 and lasting until February 9th, 2023.It is one of the most important and biggest festivals in traditional Chinese culture, and one of the longest holidays, lasting up to 7 days.